Secret Underground London

Author: Nick Catford

Publisher: Folly Books

ISBN: 9780956440570

Category: London (England)

Page: 288

View: 9922

Much has been written about the mysterious underground world that lies beneath the streets of London but few have ever had the opportunity to see so many aspects of it first-hand and make a detailed photographic record of all that they have seen. This is one of the two factors that make this book so different from all the others that have come before it. The second factor is the meticulous research that has gone into ensuring that the history and background narrative to each of the locations described and illustrated are both concise and accurate.

Salem Secret Underground

The History of the Tunnels in the City

Author: Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin

Publisher: Salem House Press

ISBN: 0986261033

Category: History

Page: 450

View: 1173

In 1801 Elias Hasket Derby Jr. leaves his two year retirement. His father, the country’s first millionaire, has left him a money pit that many would consider one of the nations first American Castles. The expense to keep up this mansion and his leisurely life style has forced Elias back into action. He will take command of the local militia to fill in the ponds in the Common as part of an elaborate plot. The plot would entail the beautification of this neighborhood and entice a series of merchants and ship captains to build a series of two grand brick mansions set apart at fixed distances around the new park. All attached to a series of smuggling tunnels that would lead from the wharf, to their stores, and the banks. An elaborate scheme filled with Masons,pirates, a Secretary of the Navy, Senators, Representatives, a Supreme Court Justice, Presidents, and a touch of murder! Dig into the tunnels of Salem and find the underbelly of our nation!

Die Welt ohne uns

Reise über eine unbevölkerte Erde

Author: Alan Weisman

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492959938

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 1317

Was wäre, wenn wir Menschen von einem Tag auf den anderen verschwinden würden? Zum Beispiel morgen. Ein ungeheures Gedankenexperiment! Alan Weisman entwirft das Szenario einer unbevölkerten Erde – gestützt auf das Wissen von Biologen, Geologen, Physikern, Architekten und Ingenieuren und mit atemberaubender Phantasie. Schritt für Schritt vollzieht Weisman nach, wie die Natur unseren Planeten zurückerobert, und führt dem Leser dabei zweierlei vor Augen: was der Mensch in Jahrtausenden zu schaffen vermochte und über welch unerhörte Macht die Natur verfügt.

Underground London

Travels Beneath the City Streets

Author: Stephen Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748123946

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 3810

What is visible to the naked eye has been exhaustively raked over; in UNDERGROUND LONDON, acclaimed travel writer Stephen Smith provides an alternative guide and history of the capital. It's a journey through the passages and tunnels of the city, the bunkers and tunnels, crypts and shadows. As well as being a contemporary tour of underground London, it's also an exploration through time: Queen Boudicca lies beneath Platform 10 at King's Cross (legend has it); Dick Turpin fled the Bow Street Runners along secret passages leading from the cellar of the Spaniards pub in North London; the remains of a pre-Christian Mithraic temple have been found near the Bank of England; on the platforms of the now defunct King William Street Underground, posters still warn that 'Careless talk costs lives'. Stephen Smith uncovers the secrets of the city by walking through sewers, tunnels under such places as Hampton Court, ghost tube stations, and long lost rivers such as the Fleet and the Tyburn. This is 'alternative' history at its best.

Niemalsland

Roman

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732532747

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1377

Richard Mayhew führt ein unaufgeregtes Leben in London, bis ihm eines Tages ein verletztes Mädchen direkt vor die Füße fällt und ihn um Hilfe bittet. Richard willigt ein und gerät dadurch in ein Abenteuer, das er sich in seinen Träumen nicht hätte vorstellen können. Denn Door ist kein gewöhnliches Mädchen, sondern gehört zum verborgenen Reich von "Unter-London". Mit ihr landet Richard in einer Welt, die weit seltsamer und gefährlicher ist, als alles, was er vorher kannte.

Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers

The Passive Defence of the Western World During the Cold War

Author: Nick McCamley

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1844155080

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 4515

"Nuclear Bunkers" tells the previously undisclosed story of the secret defence structures built by the West during the Cold War years. The book describes in fascinating detail a vast umbrella of radar stations that spanned the North American continent and the north Atlantic from the Aleutian islands through Canada to the North Yorkshire moors, all centred upon an enormous secret control centre buried hundreds of feet below Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado. This is complemented in the United Kingdom with a chain of secret radars codenamed 'Rotor' built in the early 1950's, and eight huge, inland sector control centres, built over 100' underground at enormous cost. The book reveals the various bunkers built for the U.S Administration, including the Raven Rock alternate war headquarters (the Pentagon's wartime hideout), the Greenbrier bunker for the Senate and House of Representatives, and the Mount Weather central government headquarters amongst others. Developments in Canada, including the Ottawa 'Diefenbunker' and the regional government bunkers are also studied. In the UK there were the London bunkers and the Regional War rooms built in the 1950's to protect against the Soviet threat, and their replacement in 1958 by much more hardened, underground Regional Seats of Government in the provinces, and the unique Central Government War Headquarters at Corsham. Also included in the UK coverage is the UK Warning and Monitoring Organisation with its underground bunkers and observation posts, as well as the little known bunkers built by the various local authorities and by the public utilities. Finally the book examines the provision, (or more accurately, lack of provision), of shelter space for the general population, comparing the situation in the USA and the UK with some other European countries and with the Soviet Union.

London Underground

Author: Oliver Harris

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641092833

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 808

Ein atemberaubender Thriller um späte Rache vor der beeindruckenden Kulisse Londons Bei einer Verfolgungsjagd durch die Londoner City entdeckt Detective Nick Belsey einen Bunker und ein mysteriöses Tunnellabyrinth unter den Straßen der Stadt. Der Verdächtige verschwindet darin spurlos, aber der ungewöhnliche Ort bringt Belsey auf eine Idee: Am Abend verabredet er sich dort mit einer jungen Frau zu einem ganz besonderen Rendezvous. Als er die junge Frau in der Dunkelheit des Tunnelsystems verliert, ist ihm bald klar, dass sie entführt worden ist. Weil niemand erfahren darf, dass er selbst in den Fall verwickelt ist, ermittelt Belsey fieberhaft und muss seinen Kollegen immer einen Schritt voraus sein: Er liefert sich ein Katz-und-Maus-Spiel mit dem Entführer, gerät immer tiefer in die Londoner Unterwelt hinein und stößt dabei auf eine eiskalte Rachegeschichte, die bis in die Zeiten des Kalten Krieges zurückreicht. Ein intelligenter, wendungsreicher Thriller und ein neuer Fall für Detective Nick Belsey, der den Leser mit seinen Ermittlungsmethoden hart an der Grenze zur Illegalität in Atem hält.

London Under

The Secret History Beneath the Streets

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385531516

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 3753

In this vividly descriptive short study, Peter Ackroyd tunnels down through the geological layers of London, meeting the creatures that dwell in darkness and excavating the lore and mythology beneath the surface. There is a Bronze Age trackway below the Isle of Dogs, Anglo-Saxon graves rest under St. Pauls, and the monastery of Whitefriars lies beneath Fleet Street. To go under London is to penetrate history, and Ackroyd's book is filled with the stories unique to this underworld: the hydraulic device used to lower bodies into the catacombs in Kensal Green cemetery; the door in the plinth of the statue of Boadicea on Westminster Bridge that leads to a huge tunnel packed with cables for gas, water, and telephone; the sulphurous fumes on the Underground's Metropolitan Line. Highly imaginative and delightfully entertaining, London Under is Ackroyd at his best.

Vote

Author: Philip Steele

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405335769

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 7915

Help your child learn all about voting with this fact-packed guide! From Big Brother and choosing a new Pop Idol, to a Viking assembly and how it decided issues of war and peace: let your child discover all about how 'people power' has changed through the centuries. Great for projects or just for fun, Eyewitness Vote shows your child everything they need to know about all different kinds of voting systems."

Vertuscht

wer die Welt beherrscht ; mit Informationen zum 11. September 2001

Author: Viktor Farkas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conspiracies

Page: 388

View: 4555


London Underground

A Thriller

Author: Chris Angus

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1631580604

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 731

A chilling adventure beneath the streets of London where WWII-era bombs, government conspiracies, and science—gone very very wrong—collide. Beneath the streets of London lie many secrets. Subterranean rivers carve channels through darkened caverns. Hidden laboratories and government offices from WWII offer a maze of corridors and abandoned medical experiments. Lost in the depths are the contents of a looted Spanish galleon from the days of Henry VIII. And even deeper lies a Nazi V-2 rocket that contains the most horrible secret of all. Carmen Kingsley, in charge of London projects for the British Museum, and Scotland Yard Inspector Sherwood Peets race to unravel the mysteries before the great city succumbs to the English Sweat, a frightening disease from the age of the Henrys. Unknown to them, their partners in tracing the disease began their own efforts more than sixty years earlier during WWII when a top secret British mission is sent to the far northern regions of Norway to stop the Nazis from developing a biological weapon that was to be airmailed to London via the V-2 rocket. It all comes to a climax beneath the city with the discovery of a horrifying species of genetically altered “super rats” that threaten to invade London and the British Isles in a manner more horrifying than anything ever envisioned by the Germans. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

London Underground

Author: Oliver Harris

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641092833

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7979

Ein atemberaubender Thriller um späte Rache vor der beeindruckenden Kulisse Londons Bei einer Verfolgungsjagd durch die Londoner City entdeckt Detective Nick Belsey einen Bunker und ein mysteriöses Tunnellabyrinth unter den Straßen der Stadt. Der Verdächtige verschwindet darin spurlos, aber der ungewöhnliche Ort bringt Belsey auf eine Idee: Am Abend verabredet er sich dort mit einer jungen Frau zu einem ganz besonderen Rendezvous. Als er die junge Frau in der Dunkelheit des Tunnelsystems verliert, ist ihm bald klar, dass sie entführt worden ist. Weil niemand erfahren darf, dass er selbst in den Fall verwickelt ist, ermittelt Belsey fieberhaft und muss seinen Kollegen immer einen Schritt voraus sein: Er liefert sich ein Katz-und-Maus-Spiel mit dem Entführer, gerät immer tiefer in die Londoner Unterwelt hinein und stößt dabei auf eine eiskalte Rachegeschichte, die bis in die Zeiten des Kalten Krieges zurückreicht. Ein intelligenter, wendungsreicher Thriller und ein neuer Fall für Detective Nick Belsey, der den Leser mit seinen Ermittlungsmethoden hart an der Grenze zur Illegalität in Atem hält.

Die Flüsse von London

Roman

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423414936

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3381

»Können Sie beweisen, dass Sie tot sind?« Peter Grant ist Police Constable in London mit einer ausgeprägten Begabung fürs Magische. Was seinen Vorgesetzten nicht entgeht. Auftritt Thomas Nightingale, Polizeiinspektor und außerdem der letzte Zauberer Englands. Er wird Peter in den Grundlagen der Magie ausbilden. Ein Mord in Covent Garden führt den frischgebackenen Zauberlehrling Peter auf die Spur eines Schauspielers, der vor 200 Jahren an dieser Stelle den Tod fand. »Mein Name ist Peter Grant. Ich bin seit Neuestem Police Constable und Zauberlehrling, der erste seit fünfzig Jahren. Mein Leben ist dadurch um einiges komplizierter geworden. Jetzt muss ich mich mit einem Nest von Vampiren in Purley herumschlagen, einen Waffenstillstand zwischen Themsegott und Themsegöttin herbeiführen, Leichen in Covent Garden ausgraben. Ziemlich anstrengend, kann ich Ihnen sagen – und der Papierkram!«

Der Fall des Baumeisters

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688105508

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 809

Nicholas Dyer wird nach dem großen Brand von London im frühen 18. Jahrhundert mit dem Neubau von sieben Kirchen beauftragt. Sie sollen das aufblühende Zeitalter der Vernunft, den Geist der Wissenschaft repräsentieren. Doch der geheimnisvolle Dyer fühlt sich älteren Idealen verpflichtet: Seine Kirchen stehen auf den Überresten vorchristlicher Kultstätten, ihr Bau folgt obskuren Gesetzmäßigkeiten der Schwarzen Magie. Und ihre Fertigstellung fordert schreckliche Blutopfer. Zwei Jahrhunderte später: Nicholas Hawksmoor, Inspektor bei Scotland Yard, untersucht eine geradezu irrsinnige Serie von Morden an Kindern und Stadtstreichern. Ihr einziges gemeinsames Merkmal: Sie geschehen in unmittelbarer Nähe gewisser Kirchen aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. Logik hilft bei der Aufklärung ebensowenig weiter wie modernste kriminalistische Methoden. Eher scheint ein anonymer Brief mit seltsamen kabbalistischen Zeichen auf die richtige Spur zu weisen. Angesichts der Verbrechen zweifelt Inspektor Hawksmoor, wie Dyer, an der Kraft des aufgeklärten Verstandes. In schmutzigen Absteigen und Schenken der Londoner Slums geht er scheinbar albernen Gerüchten von einem fürchterlichen Geist aus der Vergangenheit nach, der gekommen sei, die Frevel der modernen Zivilisation zu rächen. Immer tiefer zieht es Hawksmoor in den Strudel einer horriblen magischen Unterwelt: Er hört gespenstische Stimmen, fühlt sich verfolgt und kann nicht mehr zwischen Traum und Wirklichkeit unterscheiden. Ist es möglich, daß Dyer noch lebt? Oder hat am Ende er selber in geistiger Umnachtung die Morde begangen?

London Secrets

London Guidebook For The First Time Visitor

Author: Thomas Bruce Wheeler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595314751

Category: Travel

Page: 132

View: 8297

London is the most popular international destination for North American travelers. However, its size and variety of sites and events can be daunting. "London Secrets" was written by a London expert to offer tips and "secrets" for the first time visitor. The book's chapters range from what to do before you leave home, to a dictionary of British words and phrases. In between, there are tips on: how to get from the airport, sightseeing, museums and galleries, churches, Roman and medieval sites, shopping, theater, and even where to go for afternoon tea or a romantic dinner. London has something for everyone, and "London Secrets" will help you find the places and events that match your interests. The book offers practical advice. To get the most out of it, read "London Secrets" before you leave home, and highlight the places and events you want to see. Next, buy a pocket magnifying glass. After you arrive in London, purchase a modern street guide (for which you will need the magnifying glass), and a TravelCard for unlimited travel on London's Underground and Red Buses. Then, enjoy--London awaits you! Thomas Bruce Wheeler is the owner of London Secrets, a company that produces custom-made London guidebooks from a 300,000-word computer database. He and his wife live in Memphis, TN, and have visited London once or twice a year, for over 25 years. If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan, read Mr. Wheeler's "Finding Sherlock's London," It will be a perfect companion to "London Secrets,"

Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City

Sydney Howard Gay, Louis Napoleon and the Record of Fugitives

Author: Don Papson,Tom Calarco

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786466650

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 7639

During the fourteen years Sydney Howard Gay edited the American Anti-Slavery Society's National Anti-Slavery Standard in New York City, he worked with some of the most important Underground agents in the eastern United States, including Thomas Garrett, William Still and James Miller McKim. Gay's closest associate was Louis Napoleon, a free black man who played a major role in the James Kirk and Lemmon cases. For more than two years, Gay kept a record of the fugitives he and Napoleon aided. These never before published records are annotated in this book. Revealing how Gay was drawn into the bitter division between Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison, the work exposes the private opinions that divided abolitionists. It describes the network of black and white men and women who were vital links in the extensive Underground Railroad, conclusively confirming a daily reality.

London's Secret Tubes

London's Wartime Citadels, Subways, and Shelter's Uncovered

Author: Andrew Emmerson,Tony Beard

Publisher: Capital Transport Publishing

ISBN: 9781854143112

Category: Civil defense

Page: 192

View: 6000

Strange, derelict surface buildings looking like art deco tube stations, odd passages leading apparently nowhere on the Underground and half-remembered tales of government bunkholes and hideaways deep below the streets of London. On these and similar subjects rumours have abounded for years. Now, for the first time, an authoritative and intriguing book tells comprehensively the true story of the vast underground shelters and government citadels constructed during the Second World War and afterwards. Other revelations include never-before published details of express tube railway lines to relieve congestion on existing tracks, the plans to relocate the complete mechanism of government and parliament to north-west London, and the standby studios constructed underground by the BBC in case Broadcasting House was destroyed. Details are given of disused tube stations converted to other uses and the vast underground factory constructed in tunnels intended for a new tube line."

The Morphant

Author: Cornelius Fuel

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788039998

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3227

Gabriel Grant thinks he’s an ordinary 13-year old Londoner. But one day, something happens that leaves him with extraordinary abilities... Suddenly, there are people who want to use him for his powers. What is Gabriel’s connection with a monastery in the distant Himalayas? Who is the mysterious Searcher, and can he be trusted? Who – or what – is spying on Gabriel? Why have his parents suddenly disappeared? And what does all this have to do with a visiting circus? In an adventure based in the heart of London, and together with his feisty sister Ariel, Gabriel eventually finds the answer to many of his questions. Above all: what it means to be a Morphant. Already attracting 5-star reviews as an e-book, The Morphant is a page-turning coming-of-age adventure set against a backdrop of iconic London landmarks, and exploring a secret underground London world before reaching a thrilling climax inside the Channel Tunnel.

Gaston's War

The True Story of a Hero of the Resistance in World War II

Author: Allan J. Mayer,Gaston Vandermeerssche

Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 9522

Tells the story of Gaston Vandermeerssche, a young Belgian who organized the Dutch underground network known as WIM